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FoodBev.com | News | Cartils limited edition design for S.Pellegrino and Ducati

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Every year, S.Pellegrino launches a limited edition following the theme 'Live in Italian'. This year, S.Pellegrino co-brands with Ducati.
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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 22, 11:49 AM

For those wondering what the deal is with the Ducati branded S.Pellegrino that's turned up at Costco...

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Bike of the Week: Fuller's Scrambler

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What’s the best thing you can do with a vintage Ducati Scrambler? We say, ride the crap out of it. That’s what fabricator, TV-show host and hot rod builder, Bryan Fuller did with this Ducati Scrambler. He built a vintage bike with a modern twist and took it out in the mud.


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Ducati Grandstands and Ducati Island at Laguna Seca WSBK

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Share your Ducati Passion in the Ducati Grandstand during the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca!

Nearly two decades ago, a group of avid Ducatisti rolled into Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the World Superbike Championship and staked their claim on what would later become known to all as Ducati Island. In these humble beginnings, the Island was void of fashion shows, DJs and rock bands, but rich with passionate Ducatista, their motorcycles and great racing. 

For 2014, we will honor this great tradition as we return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Tribuna Ducati ticket package. The 3-day weekend experience includes your spot in the Ducati Grandstand, a unique opportunity to ride your Ducati on this legendary track, a guided track walk, a commemorative Ducati gift package, gear check and of course… your parking spot on Ducati Island. 

Make sure you ride your Ducati this year as we will be hosting “Ducati Concorso,” a bike show where anyone who has parked on the Island is invited to join in on the fun. The categories for the competition will include the following:

• Best Modified
• Best Monster
• Best Superbike
• Best Road Warrior
• Best Retro
• Passion Award
• Bella Award
• Best in Show

We can’t wait to see you there as we come together to cheer on Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies in their quest to victory! Forza Ducati!

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, July 3, 3:46 PM

I am trying to get some extra Island parking passes.  If you need one contact me directly...

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Ducati Island, Laguna Seca SBK 1995

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When Ducati's Were Red. Laguna Seca Ducati Island Turns 19

By Vicki Smith

Near as I can figure, Ducati Island Laguna Seca turns 19 this year so when I found these old photos I thought they were worth sharing. There is, of course, a back story:

That little piece of land now known world wide as Ducati Island was originally under contract to another company. We heard a rumor the space might come available so my business partners and I made a deal with the track and rented it on a multi-year contract. The inspiration? ...


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, June 23, 6:08 PM

Working on the Ducati Bike show and sound contest for this years Island now. For a look at last years Laguna Seca Ducati Island on www.Ducatiphotos.com, click HERE


Have an entry/questions? contact me directly.


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Motorcycle Project Crowd Funding. The Future Of Cool?

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I received an email recently from Dorna Sports/WorldSBK.com with an offer to “pre-order” the SBK 14 Official Mobile Game. Everything about it looks like business as usual, a completed game that is coming soon, except when you click on PRE-ORDER NOW it takes you straight to a crowd funding site called FansFlock.   Right now FansFlock has one project and one project only, the SBK 14 game, but possible project categories are Music, Film/TV shows, Celebrities, Video Games, Arts, Books & Literature, Sports & Recreation, Popular Brands, Fashion & Design and Schools.  To be honest, I would have bet good money that you could not approach Dorna with a completely unfunded project and gotten then to send an email to thousands of people for money.  So that happened.

I was also contacted by a group of college guys crowd funding a motorcycle safety project that seems to me to be what I would describe as “worthy”.  For the rest of this article click HERE

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On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter Official Teaser - YouTube

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When On Any Sunday premiered in 1971, it wasn't just any movie. Directed by Bruce Brown -- who also helmed surfing classic The Endless Summer -- this insider look at motorcycle racing reached a wide audience that was fascinated by the heartfelt stories of real-life riders, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature. Four decades later, On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter shows that the passion for riding motorcycles is as strong as ever. Bruce's son, acclaimed filmmaker Dana Brown, directs this modern take on the original, capturing what it means to ride in the United States and globally. Shot in 4K Ultra HD, the action and emotion are breathtaking: phenomenal athletes, revolutionary innovators, Hollywood stars and even visionaries who use moto to save lives. On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter journeys deeper into the humanity and excitement of motorcycle culture across disciplines -- the passion for the race, the love of family and friends, and the thrill of the ride.

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, May 15, 8:32 PM

Can't wait to see this!

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College student bonds with her dad on a Ducati Monster 696 | Wall Street Journal

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Devonne Duerbaum, 22, a college student from Hollywood, Fla., on her 2009 Ducati Monster 696, as told to A.J. Baime.

My father has been taking me to motorcycle races since I was young, so I grew up around bikes. He always had Ducatis—which are beautifully designed Italian motorcycles. When I turned 16, I wanted one, but he wanted me to wait. Two years later, I graduated high school, took a motorcycle class and got my license. I came home one day and he said, "Hey, let me show you something."

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 12, 9:19 PM

Nice story on my friends Devy and Guido, and the Desmodonne International womens Ducati club.

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The Magic of Mechanical Contraptions, The Ducati 48

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This little vintage Ducati will win your heart

About ten years ago I went on a buying spree, and no shopping malls were involved.  At that time a lot of old Ducati memorabilia, electronics, early motorcycles and Cucciolos (the first Ducati “motorcycle” was actually a bicycle with a clip on motor, the design sourced from Siata, an Italian car company).  It was pretty clear that the pipeline for these items was seriously limited, so whenever we came across an item of interest we bought it, or made certain someone like minded (by which I mean, willing to show it to the public on occasion) had a chance to....

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Ducati Winchester IndyGP Private Gasoline Alley Suite Offer

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6 weeks until 2014 Indy MotoGP!!!!

 

  Ducati Winchester/Duc Pond Motosports for the second year have a Gasoline Alley Suite and Hotel for the 2014 Indy MotoGP. This offer is open to any MotoGP fan that prefers to enjoy The 2014 Indy MotoGP in style and comfort.

 

  Your ticket buys three days in the Ducati Winchester paddock suite directly above the MotoGP team garage "boxes" with paddock passes, breakfast, lunch, snacks & drinks…

Then, relax with us for two nights in our hotel with a wonderful restaurant and bar….less than ten minutes from the Speedway.

 

Space is limited…reserve today…call Ducati Winchester/Duc Pond Motosports @ 540-667-3498 or email ducpondmoto@verizon.net

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Valentino Rossi #THISFORSIC58 Suit Auction on Dainese.com

Valentino Rossi #THISFORSIC58 Suit Auction on Dainese.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

VALENTINO'S #THISFORSIC58 SUIT IS NOW OFFICIALLY UP FOR AUCTION!
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auction on Ebay.it today, starting from 2.00 p.m. T auction on Ebay.it he website can be accessed from Dainese.com. Dainese.com. Dainese.com.
The lucky buyer will receive the authentic suit delivered to his/her place inside a special display case,
autographed by the nine times World Champion.
Lining up at the Mugello Circuit Mugello Circuit Mugello Circuit with the hashtag #thisforSIC58 #thisforSIC58 #thisforSIC58 sewn on to the back, Valentino Valentino Valentino chose his own
particular way of showing support to the Foundation Foundation Foundation dedicated to his friend Marco Simoncelli Marco Simoncelli Marco Simoncelli. By purchasing
the Dainese suit of the Tavullia champion, the highest bidder will make a contribution to the Santa Marta project,
a day centre for disabled people that the organisation is building near Coriano, Marco’s home town.
#thisforSIC58 is the official hashtag created by Da #thisforSIC58 Dainese Dainese to commemorate Marco Simoncelli inese Marco Simoncelli Marco Simoncelli and to promote the
projects of solidarity and cooperation that the Foundation is supporting. The original Valentino Rossi suit is just
one out of many Dainese products worn by World Championship riders that will be available on the new
dainese.com website

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, June 18, 9:52 AM

To see more on this access the auction thru Dainese.com

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#sunrise beauties this morning for @caferacertv at the crack! It's pretty inspiring to wake to the sound and feel of this rolling museum piece

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, May 28, 9:54 AM

Repost of my friend Bryan Fuller's shot of our bike at the beach this morning for a Cafe Racer TV shoot...